Pioneering First Step Counseling Center Renews Commitment to Serving Autistic Patients

First Step Counseling Center — a pioneer in services to autistic people in Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries — has renewed its commitment to serving its patients. The therapy center first became autism certified in 2021 through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). By renewing the Center’s initial pledge to serve the autistic community, it has highlighted its commitment to autism training and certification for its staff to better assist patients.

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Melospeech Earns Certified Autism Center Designation To Enhance Services

Melospeech Inc. Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Setting a New Standard in Orange County

Melospeech Inc., a leading speech and language therapy provider in Costa Mesa, CA, has acquired the Certified Autism Center (CAC) designation. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) granted the accreditation, where therapists and support staff must complete position-specific autism training and certification programs.

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Avenues for Autism Earns the Certified Autism Center™ Designation to Join Destination Toledo’s Accessibility Initiative

Avenues for Autism earns the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC credential requires staff to complete an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES to ensure the team’s ability to meet the ever-changing needs of the autistic individuals they serve.

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The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Is Now Autism Certified To Enhance Services for the Community

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma (AFO) has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC credential requires staff to complete an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES to ensure the team’s ability to meet the ever-changing needs of autistic individuals.

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Carolina Therapy Connection Greenville Continues Commitment to Serving the Autism Community with Autism Certification Renewal

Since becoming a Certified Autism Center™ in 2020, Carolina Therapy Connection Greenville (CTC) has built upon the certification principles by collaborating with other resources to create a stronger community. Its therapists are now going into ABA clinics to provide occupational and physical therapy services.  As part of CTC’s ongoing commitment, team members recently completed additional training through IBCCES to meet renewal requirements and ensure staff have up-to-date knowledge and resources to enhance their skill sets.

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Sesame Place Philadelphia and the International Board of Credentialing and Continued Education Standards Announce Recertification as a Certified Autism Center™

• Sesame Place was the first theme park in the world to receive the distinction of Certified Autism Center™ by IBCCES in 2018
• At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions annual conference, Sesame Place participated in IBCCES’ press conference, “Overwhelming Data Shows Accessibility Matters”
• Pre-visit planning resources and sensory guides developed by IBCCES are available on the Sesame Place website for autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and other special needs Continue Reading →

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Overwhelming Data Shows Accessibility Matters

Growing Demand for Autism and Sensory Accommodations show ROI, and Other Benefits

ORLANDO, Fla. – November 16, 2022 – Travel and entertainment organizations are seeing the power and importance of accessibility to appeal to new audiences, enhance the guest experience, and provide support to empower staff. With 1 in 6 people having sensory needs and 1 in 44 children diagnosed with autism in the US, according to the CDC, there is an overwhelming need for more accessibility options in the travel and entertainment industry.
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Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department Continues Commitment to Serving the Autism Community Members with Autism Certification Renewal

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department has renewed its Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, to continue fostering a more inclusive and understanding community. The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) worked with the Department to provide renewal certification program to ensure first responders have new and up-to-date information that builds upon existing knowledge to better assist and communicate with autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals, including scenario-based training.

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Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort Is First Hotel In Jordan To Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that complete staff training and an onsite review process to better understand and assist autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families.  The completion of the program marks the first-ever autism-certified hotel in Jordan. Continue Reading →

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Sharifa Yateem Center for Rehabilitation Becomes the First of Its Kind in Abu Dhabi to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Sharifa Yateem Center for Rehabilitation is the first therapy center to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Abu Dhabi. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and requires staff complete autism-specific training and certification to ensure they can better assist and serve their autistic clients.

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